Italy - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

L'Ufficio unico degli ufficiali giudiziari presso la corte d'appello di Roma
(the registry at Rome Court of Appeal)

Contact details:

Address: L'Ufficio unico degli ufficiali giudiziari presso la corte d'appello di Roma
Viale Giulio Cesare, 52
00192 ROMA
Telephone: +3906-3283 67058 
Fax: +3906-3283 67933
General website: Corte di Appello di Roma
L' Ufficio Unico presso la Corte di Appello di Roma (in Italian only)
Contact person:  
Languages spoken by staff: Italian, written English and French

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2003 and/or 2008 Service Convention Questionnaires)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
Bureaux uniques des huissiers judiciaires
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters – Service of Documents -Italy
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):

En cas de notification formelle d’un acte, l’Autorité centrale estime que l’exigence de la traduction intégrale de l’acte dans l’une des langues officielles du pays requis est légitime, car ceci correspond aux critères généraux des règles du droit international.

Il est nécessaire que l’acte soit traduit intégralement, et non seulement dans ses parties essentielles.

L’Etat italien n’a pas conclu d’accords en la matière.

Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):

No costs.

Time for execution of request: One to three months 
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Italy under the Service Convention.
Art. 8(2): No opposition
Art. 10(a): No opposition 
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): No declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): No declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

To consult bilateral and multilateral treaties to which Italy is a party, click here (in Italian only).

Council Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (Strasbourg, 13 November 2007) (European Judicial Atlas – Service of Documents).

Useful links:

Guide de la notification à l’étranger des actes judiciaires et extrajudiciaires en matière civile et commerciale / Guida alla notifica all’estero degli atti giudiziari ed extragiudiziari in materia civile e commerciale (in Italian only

(This page was last updated on 11 October 2011)